The Rosary: The Prayer that Saved My Life

The Rosary: The Prayer that Saved My Life

by Immaculee Ilibagiza

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Immaculée Ilibagiza believes that praying the rosary spared her from being slaughtered during the horrific 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which her family and more than a million other innocent men, women, and children were brutally murdered.

Nearly two decades later, Immaculée continues to pray the rosary every day and marvels at how she is constantly renewed and richly rewarded by this glorious prayer. It has helped her in every possible way, from strengthening her faith to changing heartache into happiness and landing her a dream job . . . and that’s just for starters. She has witnessed—and been the recipient of—the rosary’s ability to create miracles so often that she vowed to share its blessings with as many people as she could.

In these pages, Immaculée reveals how the rosary’s abundant benefits can be reaped by each and every one of us, regardless of our religious affiliations. In this moving and uplifting book, the New York Times best-selling author recounts her personal experience of discovering the power and the beauty of the ancient beads—and shows all of us how to enrich our own lives by exploring and embracing the mysteries, secrets, and promises of the prayer that indeed saved her life.

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ISBN-13: 9781401940195
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 994,840
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell, Led by Faith, Our Lady of Kibeho, and The Boy Who Met Jesus (with Steve Erwin), was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and soon began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans, and was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace. Steve Erwin is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist. He lives in New York City with his wife, journalist and author Natasha Stoynoff.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bending Heaven Toward Earth ix

Part I Growing Up with the Rosary

Chapter 1 Discovering the Rosary 3

Chapter 2 Getting a History Lesson 11

Chapter 3 Learning the Basics 19

Chapter 4 The Rosary Test 37

Chapter 5 Promises, Promises 47

Chapter 6 Rosary Road Trip 57

Chapter 7 Personal Empowerment 63

Chapter 8 Carrying My Rosary into Hiding 71

Chapter 9 Opening Prayers 81

Part II The Joyful Mysteries

Chapter 10 The Annunciation 91

Chapter 11 The Visitation 99

Chapter 12 The Nativity 107

Chapter 13 The Presentation 115

Chapter 14 The Finding of Jesus in the Temple 123

Part III The Luminous Mysteries

Chapter 15 The Baptism of Jesus, the Wedding at Cana, the Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, and the Institution of the Eucharist 135

Part IV The Sorrowful Mysteries

Chapter 16 The Agony in the Garden 161

Chapter 17 The Scourging at the Pillar 169

Chapter 18 The Crowning of Thorns 177

Chapter 19 The Carrying of the Cross 183

Chapter 20 The Crucifixion 189

Part V The Glorious Mysteries

Chapter 21 The Resurrection 201

Chapter 22 The Ascension 207

Chapter 23 The Descent of the Holy Spirit 213

Chapter 24 The Assumption 219

Chapter 25 The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven 225

Epilogue: Everyday Miracles 231

Acknowledgments 239

About the Authors 240


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